PRI Awards 2019: Shortlist revealed

The UN-backed organisation has released its shortlist for the 2019 awards

The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment has announced the shortlist for its annual awards, to be handed out at the PRI in Person event on 10 September, in Paris.

The awards are designed to recognise innovation and talent in ESG across the investment sector. Highlighting exemplary examples of leadership and accountability, in order to raise standards of responsible investment.

Emerging Markets Initiative of the Year

1. Responsible Investment, 2017 Annual Study, Performance of Latin American Investors, GovernArt (Chile)
2. Women in Finance, Granito Group (Brazil)
3. Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project, Investec Asset Management (South Africa)
4. Portfolio-wide Monitoring & Evaluation Platform, Old Mutual Alternative Investment (South Africa)
5. Green FoF: Innovative ESG Strategy with China Characteristics, Starquest Capital (China)

Real World Impact Initiative of the Year

1. Impact investing for a better future, Aberdeen Standard Investments (UK)
2. Planet Emerging Green One, Amundi (France)
3. Australian Infrastructure Carbon Emissions Reduction and Energy Efficiency Initiative, IFM Investors (Australia)
4. Room2Run, Mariner Investment Group (USA)
5. Land Degradation Neutrality Fund, Mirova (France)

ESG Research Report of the Year

1. Impact-Cubed White Paper: measuring the sustainability impact of 25 European ESG funds, Auriel Investors (UK)
2. Managing risk associated with modern slavery – a good practice note for the private sector, CDC Group (UK)
3. Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, FAIRR (UK)
4. Study of ESG information disclosure, Nissay Asset Management Corporation (Japan)
5. UNEP FI Investor Case Study: Applying scenario analysis to actively managed strategies,Rockefeller Asset Management (USA)

ESG Incorporation Initiative of the Year

1. Blueprint for Advanced ESG Integration, BNP Paribas Asset Management (France)
2. The Systematic Investing Multi-Factor Opportunities Strategy (SIMON) – Integrating ESG, First State Super (Australia)
3. Pricing ESG risk in credit markets, Hermes Investment Management (UK)
4. Climate VaR Integration, Neuberger Berman (USA)

Active Ownership Project of the Year

1. Glencore 2019 climate change position statement, Church Commissioners for England (UK)
2. Cadmos Peace Investment Fund, de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie (Switzerland)
3. Leading Collaborative Engagement in support of Climate Action 100+, Hermes EOS (UK)
4. IFM Investors Australian Infrastructure Sustainability Initiative, IFM Investors (Australia)
5. Platform Living Wage Financials, MN (Netherlands)

More information on the awards is available here.